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21 - 23 March 2024, Manchester Central

The Clinical Abstracts are part of an ever-expanding programme of CPD and focus on the latest concepts and thinking from the profession

About Abstracts

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to showcase your work and ideas to the global veterinary community at Congress 2024.

Clinical abstracts can be submitted on any veterinary subject, such as announcing the preliminary results of a new study, describing interesting cases or discussing new techniques.

Applications are welcome from the whole veterinary profession! From veterinary surgeons and nurses, to practice managers and veterinary students —  submissions from those in general practice are especially encouraged.

Researchers with research of direct relevance to veterinary practice may also submit an abstract for consideration.

Key dates

Make a note of the key deadlines for Abstract Submission


11 September '23

Submission opens

20 November '23

Submission closes

Early January '24

Successful authors notified

21-23 March '24

Present live at Congress


Are you considering submitting an abstract for 2024?

Download our handy Submission Guidelines PDF, designed to help you prepare your study and submit for consideration. 

Submission Guidelines PDF     Submission Portal

How to write an abstract

The format for your abstract should follow that for submission of a paper for publication. It is a concise structured summary, no more than 250 words, and follow set headers.

Oral vs Poster Presentation

Clinical Abstracts may be in the form of an oral or poster presentation. Some types of presentation, such as those that require large data tables or multiple figures, or single case reports, are more suitable for posters.

Submission rules & ethics

Before you prepare and submit your abstract, ensure you have followed all rules and ethics/code of conduct. 

Submitting your abstract

When you have prepared your summary, upload your abstract via our dedicated online portal when submission opens 11 September (closes 20 November).

Attendance at Congress

Successful first authors will be expected to present their abstract at Congress 2024 in Manchester, 21-23 March.

Clinical Abstract Awards

Presentations will be judged at Congress, with prizes awarded in a number of categories. Check out what our '23 winners have to say about their experience, and what presenting at Congress meant to them.

Submit an Abstract!


Submission is now open!

Upload your Abstract Summary via the Oxford Online Portal before 20 November to be considered

Abstract Portal


Meet the Abstract Award Winners, and hear what presenting an abstract meant to them!